Take out your doctors numbers and your 2015 calendar and get busy! You owe it to yourself first, your family, and even your friends who count on you and love you. You need to take care of YOU! Especially at midlife when the increase of things going wrong and falling apart become a hard reality. On Monday, January 5th, I sat in front of my desktop with a huge calendar. I picked up the phone and started with my least favorite. Just go for the jugular and get the worst appointment out of the way. For me it's the mammogram. Luckily (NOT) they had an opening for Wednesday the 7th. So, as you read this I am probably in a sketchy looking thin gown that I can't tie right. Freezing on one of the coldest days of the year in Saint Louis and flopping my breasts onto a cold flat plate to get freshly squeezed! Can we not just ultrasound these girls with some heated gel? In all seriousness, it's important to keep up with your necessary check ups. Here are a list of Health Screening Guidelines you should be doing ages 40-60. I got my eyes checked and my yearly physical in November. February I'll complete the necessary screenings with my gynecologist. This was strategic as I do NO appointments involving a scale or blood work between December and January, peak party months and recovery period.
Why not be preventative and take care of yourself? With todays advanced technology the earlier you catch something wrong, the better chance of being cured or stopping things from getting worse. Yes, it is scary as you get older I agree. I am always afraid, and here is why. To me the doctors office is the one place where you feel truly alone. Because whatever the outcome... its on you, and only you. You cant share a diagnosis. It's your cross to carry, just you and the big guy upstairs. The way I see it, I want my cross to be as light as possible and to do that I have to be good to my body and take care of it. My advice, quit procrastinating. If you are really afraid call a friend to go with you and make it a lunch date. The earlier you start taking care of yourself the better chances you have for a healthy long life. Here are seven ways to stay healthier after 40:
As women, our bodies are changing so much with menopause things can happen that we never saw coming. One of the biggest changes for both sexes is weight. It's harder to manage and we have to keep an eye on it, and control it, if we are going to stay healthy. Read these Diet tips to help you stay slim, strong, and sane before, during, and after menopause. For a 5'1 person this is a never ending battle. Oh! Okay, okay, I forgot I told you all that I shrunk dammit! For a 5'0 woman I constantly have to reset my body to get back down to my proper weight EVERY YEAR. I seem to always creep up 5-7 pounds by the beginning of a new year. Therefore, from January through the end of March, I usually go completely clean. I say goodbye to sugar, alcohol, and carbs! I probably wouldn't have to work so hard at my weight if my holidays of eating and drinking didn't start at Halloween and go through New Years Day. This year I tried just Thanksgiving through New Years Eve. Still 7 pound weight gain grrrr. Unfortunately, I think the key is to celebrate only on the actual holiday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve. See that means only four days of eating whatever I want instead of 5 weeks. But who wants to do that? Sounds dreadfully boring... maybe when I'm 60. LOL
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Matuschka's Midlife... Telling it like it is...
*Above image by Kuma Health and Wellness